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Beyond Palomar (Love & Rockets) Paperback – December 17, 2007

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In a real world, not the screwed-up world we have now, [Gilbert Hernandez] would be considered one of the greatest American storytellers. It's so hard to do funny, tragic, local and epic, and he does all simultaneously, and with great aplomb. -- Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Words can hardly describe how much I'm enjoying these affordable reprints of one of the five greatest comics series of all time. --Tom Spurgeon"

Poison River [contained in full in Beyond Palomar], a graphic novel by Gilbert Hernandez, gave me a master lesson in real writing. It was beautiful beyond words and violent and tender and heartbreaking. From that moment on, I knew what kind of writer I wanted to be. It's the great unknown novel of the 20th Century. --Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"

About the Author

Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife and daughter. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically acclaimed series Love and Rockets. His books include Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, Luba, Palomar, Speak of the Devil, Sloth, The High Soft Lisp, Love from the Shadows, Girl Crazy, Yeah!, and many books in the Love and Rockets series.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics (December 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560978821
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560978824
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,050,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Readers of Gilbert H.'s fiction occasionally accuse him of lifting the slightly "mystic small town" aesthetic associated with writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez or william Faulkner, and not without good reason. I won't go into detail why this is one of my favorite books of all time, but I would like to know where Gilbert got his ideas, especially the bellybutton fixation and the walnut cracking.
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I guess when i started reading these i liked the l.a. stories better than the mexican ones, and wanted them to be all about hispanic life in l.a. Over time though the characters in the mexican stories started to become better. Plus luba's got big boobs.
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